Learn the Essential Principles of Nutrition and Dietetics

You can help people live healthier, better lives in a career that teaches the value of good nutrition. There is a growing need for nutrition professionals that can provide the guidance, education and support needed to prevent and treat medical conditions and improve overall health. At Nova Southeastern University, we’ll help you develop the skills you need, so you can satisfy your hunger to advance and feast on a variety of career options.

NSU’s Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition program provides you with a strong foundation in anatomy, chemistry, biochemistry, and microbiology as it relates to human nutrition and health, dietetics practice, community programming, and food service management. In this program, you’ll have opportunities to conduct research, work on global and domestic outreach initiatives and collaborate with students and faculty at NSU’s Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine. Our hands-on and interdisciplinary approach to your education will prepare you to excel in this career.

Why Should You Major in Human Nutrition at NSU?

A B.S. in Human Nutrition Creates a Pathway for a Number of Graduate Programs

Nutrition is a fast-growing profession, with jobs expected to grow 8 percent from 2019 to 2029 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).

With a Bachelor’s in Human Nutrition, you have a lot of flexibility in job location. You can find employment in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics and food service industry, as well as educational and government settings. Popular career options include public health nutrition, wellness promotion, nutritional product development and marketing, nutrition research and community nutrition programs. Some nutrition graduates pursue professional practice training as Nutrition and Dietetics Technician, Registered.

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Average Starting Salary

According to a 2020 report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary for dietitians and nutritionists was $63,090.

Shark Destinations

NSU’s B.S. in Human Nutrition program creates a pathway for a number of graduate programs at NSU, like Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Medical Doctor, Master of Science in Nutrition, Master of Public Health, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Physician’s Assistant, Athletic Training and Exercise and Sports Science.

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